UDA’s Kiambu Senatorial candidate Karungo Wa Thang’wa was on Sunday, June 19, disqualified from running in the August 9 poll.
The IEBC Disputes Tribunal ruled that Karungo had been removed from office through impeachmentand would therefore be disqualified from ever holding public office.
The tribunal dismissed the Senate aspirant’s claim that he had resigned before his impeachment and upheld the decision by the Kiambu Returning Officer not to clear the politician.
“Our analysis of the fact and law as presented leads us to the conclusion that the respondent (IEBC) acted within the law to decline the complainant (Karungo) on the account of him having been removed from public office and presenting himself for nomination outside the gazetted terms,”
“In light of the foregoing, the committee upholds the decision of the returning officer in declining to nominate the complainant and the complaint is hereby dismissed with no order to cost,” the tribunal noted.